After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Along with the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19), this passage clearly states our call from Jesus to go into the world to share His truth with everyone. It also teaches that the need is great and many are required to accomplish the task. Everyone who has given their life to Christ is part of this work to bring all our brothers and sisters to Him.
How are we to do this? It is a huge responsibility and the realization that Jesus has asked us to be His partners in spreading the Gospel is a little overwhelming. Being entrusted with the Good News is a sign of the confidence He has in us, and He promised the Holy Spirit would be with us always to guide and strengthen us.
We must go boldly into the fields to bring in the Lord’s harvest, knowing that we are blessed in His work. We all have an assignment, and we are given the gifts to complete it. Ask God what you can do for Him today, and share what He has done for you with everyone.
Gracious God, we are amazed and humbled that You choose us to be part of Your kingdom work. May we be energetic representatives of Your love in the world, showing others the joy of a relationship with You. Amen.